On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1793

Historical Events

  • The 1st Mayor of Paris, Jean Sylvain Bailly, is guillotined during the Reign of Terror

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-Sylvain Bailly, French astronomer noted for his computation of an orbit for Halley’s Comet (1759) and author of History of Ancient Astronomy from Its Origin to the Establishment of the School of Alexandria, guillotined during the Reign of Terror at 57
1793 Highlights

About November 12, 1793

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 227 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio